Which European cities are on your travel bucket list for the upcoming year? If you already dream of drinking a pint of Guinness in the historic Temple Bar while celebrating St Patrick’s day with your friends in Ireland, or of visiting Trinity College and having the best Instagram shots taken at Dublin Castle, it’s time to book your trip to Dublin.
In the recent years, new routes handled by Norwegian Air Shuttle and Aer Lingus in code sharing partnership with Etihad, British Airways and United Airlines have started to connect three different airports in New York City (US) to Dublin International airport. Aside from that one, there are many other ways to fly non-stop to the Irish capital, even when most involve catching a direct flight operated by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Lufthansa or British Airways from cities within Europe. Note, however, that other airlines also fly to DUB, although less frequently. Bearing this in mind, you can plan ahead and schedule city trips in your European tour that will enable you to catch a flight to Dublin.
Below, we have gathered the main routes towards this destination in Ireland along with the airlines operating them and useful additional details such as flight duration.
Flying to Dublin from airports in the United Kingdom
If you are visiting the UK, you can fly to Dublin in less than one hour –in most cases- from many airports within the territory, and your choice will largely depend on whether you want to fly low-cost or not or whether you are willing to commute to a large hub like Heathrow or prefer to travel to the closest air passenger terminal near you. Thus, Aer Lingus offers seats to fly from Gatwick in London, Manchester, Newcastle International, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London City; Ryanair flies to Dublin from Luton, Stansted, Liverpool and Glasgow, while it is also possible to fly non-stop from minor airports like Exeter and Southampton with Flybe. British Airways operates direct flights from Heathrow to DUB daily.
Flights to Dublin in Ireland from New York
Those travelling from the United States generally make a stopover in New York in order to catch their connecting flight to Dublin airport in Ireland. Such flights depart Stewart International, Newark and JFK and are handled by Norwegian in the first case, Aer Lingus in code share agreement with Etihad Airways and British Airways in the second and Aer Lingus in partnership with United Airlines, BA and Etihad in the third one. Flying times between New York and Dublin oscillate from five hours to five hours and a half. UPDATE: Other cities in North America like Philadelphia and Boston are connected seasonally to Dublin by Aer Lingus in code sharing agreement with American Airlines.
Flying from destinations in Spain to Dublin
The main cities in Spain enjoying direct connections to the Irish capital by air are Barcelona, Madrid, Gran Canaria and Tenerife (from Tenerife South Airport). These routes take about four hours from the islands and two hours and forty minutes from the mainland. As could not be otherwise, Ryanair offers the cheapest flights from Spain to Dublin, while the flagship carrier Aer Lingus proudly inaugurated direct routes from TFS and Las Palmas in the past year.
Flights to Dublin from Germany
Germans planning a trip to the Temple Bar in Dublin also have a wide choice of airports in Germany where routes towards the capital of Ireland start, namely Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin Tegel, Stuttgart and Munich. Flying non-stop from HAM to DUB with Aer Lingus takes two hours and five minutes, and flying from FRA to DUB with Lufthansa takes just one hour and forty five minutes. Flights from MUC and TXL with Aer Lingus have a duration of about two hours and a bit less if the chosen airline is Ryanair and the origin Stuttgart.
Travelling from Poland to Dublin airport
Polish travellers may find Ryanair flights from Krakow to Dublin (taking two hours and forty minutes) or from Wroclaw to Dublin (two hours and twenty five minutes).
Flights to Dublin from Italy
Aer Lingus, in code partnership with Etihad Airways and British Airways, operates flights from Rome Fiumicino airport (Leonardo da Vinci International) to Dublin in Ireland. Otherwise, if you want to fly to Dublin from other cities in Italy as is the case with Milano, flights operated by the low-cost carrier Ryanair connect Bergamo airport to the capital of Ireland. In both cases, the duration of the flight slightly exceeds two hours and thirty minutes.
Other world airports handling routes to Dublin in Ireland
If you are still looking for other airports from which you can fly to Dublin, take into account Copenhagen in Denmark (less than two hours of flying time with Ryanair), Brussels in Belgium (only one hour and fifteen minutes of flight duration with Aer Lingus), and the major international connecting hub DXB; you can fly from Dubai to Dublin with Emirates in about seven hours and forty minutes, but you are advised to check their official website for further details and available dates. Amsterdam Schiphol (with KLM), Helsinki (with Finnair) and Toronto (Air Canada) are a few other examples of origin airports from where you can fly to Ireland.
Will it be your first time as a visitor in the Irish city? Should you need directions to get around, enter the following link for some helpful tips that will prepare you for a quick and efficient commute from Dublin airport to the downtown as soon as you land.